Tag: technology

January 2018
News / Toolbox

Protein duet activates single neurons with light

by  /  12 January 2018

A new technique enables scientists to use a pulse of light to control the activity of a single neuron.

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December 2017
News / Toolbox

Device detects activity over major portion of monkey brain

by  /  22 December 2017

A large array of electrodes can record the activity of neurons across a wide swath of the monkey brain.

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Features / Deep Dive

Why autism remains hidden in Africa

by  /  13 December 2017

Many African children with autism are hidden away at home — sometimes tied up, almost always undiagnosed. Efforts to bring the condition into the open are only just beginning.

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News / Toolbox

Automated method maps neuronal connections specific to autism

by  /  1 December 2017

A software package identifies bundles of nerve fibers in brain-imaging data, revealing connections unique to people with autism.

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November 2017
Features / Webinars

Webinar: Brian Scassellati explores robotics in autism research

29 November 2017

Watch the complete replay of Brian Scassellati discussing robotics for autism research.

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Week of NovemberNov
20th
2017
News / Spotted

Relocation repercussions; gene editing first; oxytocin sensor and more

by  /  24 November 2017

The agency that oversees the drug approval process in Europe is moving to Amsterdam, gene editing gets its first human trial, and a tiny sensor detects even a few oxytocin molecules in blood.

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News / Toolbox

Viral sidekick allows CRISPR to reliably edit neuron DNA

by  /  24 November 2017

A new trick involving a virus gives the CRISPR enzyme system the ability to edit the genome of a neuron more predictably than was previously possible.

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News / Toolbox

New technique ramps up editing of genes in stem cells

by  /  17 November 2017

A novel method allows researchers to rapidly generate stem-cell colonies with mutations linked to autism or other conditions.

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News

Technology from ‘Harry Potter’ movies brings magic of brain into focus

by  /  15 November 2017

The same techniques that generate images of smoke, clouds and fantastic beasts in movies can render neurons and brain structures in fine-grained detail.

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News

Magnetic stimulation bares imbalance of activity in fragile X brains

by  /  14 November 2017

Researchers have used transcranial magnetic stimulation to show that people with fragile X syndrome have weak ‘inhibitory’ signals, those that dampen neuronal activity in the brain.

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